Amherst, Middlebury Jazz Groups to Mark "First Time" for the Second Time

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/18/2012, at 4:20 PM

April 18, 2012

July 6, 1961: Jazz aficionados may recognize that date as the day the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras met in New York to make the historic recording of First Time! The Count Meets the Duke. It was a rare joint recording involving two renowned musical entities and, to this day, remains one of just a few collaborative band albums ever produced.

Amherst College to Present Sondheim’s Company Jan. 27 to 29

January 7, 2011
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. — The Amherst College Department of Music and the Association of Amherst Students will present Stephen Sondheim’s Company (1970) as its eighth annual musical on Jan. 27 and 29 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.

Estonian Bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann to Perform Solo Concert, “No Limits,” with Broad-Ranging Repertoire on Feb. 11

January 7, 2011
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Parallels Series continues with a concert by Estonian-born bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann on Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

CANCELED: Tenor Alan Schneider to Perform Beethoven, Wagner, Vaughan Williams on Dec. 12

November 19, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Music Department’s presentation of a concert by tenor Alan Schneider on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College has been canceled.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Holiday Season with Puccini’s La Boheme in Concert Dec. 11

November 22, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holidays with Puccini's La Boheme in concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are required and seating is reserved.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Perform Ellington, Basie and More on Dec. 10

November 12, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present a concert by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Parker Quartet to Reunite with Mentor and Violist Kim Kashkashian in Dec. 3 Concert At Amherst College

November 3, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues with a concert by the Parker Quartet and Kim Kashkashian, viola, on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Choral Society, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble To Perform Family Weekend Concerts Oct. 29 and 30

September 29, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music announces the fall 2010 Family Weekend Concert schedule. The Amherst College Choral Society will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29; the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30; and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Pianist Christopher Taylor to Perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Unique Dual-Manual Steinway Nov. 6

September 29, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues with a residency and concert with pianist Christopher Taylor Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6.

Amherst College Alumni to Perform Concert Honoring Music Composition Professor Emeritus Lewis Spratlan Oct. 24

September 28, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – On Sunday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, the school’s Department of Music will present a concert of recent compositions by alumni Richard Beaudoin ’98, Gregory Brown ’98, Eric Wubbels ’01 and Pulitzer Prize-winner and Professor Emeritus Lew Spratlan honoring Spratlan’s career, mentorship and influence on the next generation of composers.

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